Guides and Papers

Cup reuse schemes
What about VAT?


We provide a handy guide on VAT.

We explain the differences between Deposit Return Schemes and Penalty Models when it comes to cup reuse schemes.

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Digital Returnable Cup System


re-universe digital returnable cup platform as seen at Blenheim Palace.

With learnings and insights to create a returnable cup system that’s right for your business.

Download our brochure for more details and case study.

Whitehead NI Digital DRS

World’s first Digital DRS pilot  with Bryson Recycling and MEA Borough Council. Support from Britvic Ireland, PepsiCo and Encirc.

A community of over 4000, using home kerbside and on-the-go, to provide a proof of concept as a platform to enable further trials in this exciting area.

Reward based on all drinks containers including glass. 5 month pilot.

Independent research by Queen’s University Belfast. 2020-2021

Dublin Digital DRS

World’s first Digital DRS pilot using real deposits and refunds. In collaboration with the Irish Waste Management Association (IWMA)

A community of 200 using home kerbside and seeing an impressive 94% return rate.

4 week pilot. Assessment by PANDA.

re-universe (previously Reward4Waste) are known as Digital DRS pioneers. To date, no other DDRS pilot has tested citizen engagement with deposits and refunds.


Want to find out more?

We can help you increase reuse and recycling and achieve your DRS, EPR & sustainability targets.

If you are a business and want to find out more, fill out the form to the right and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.